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Cover Reveal: Reptile Memoirs by Silje O. Ulstein

Happy Monday Bibliophiles! I’m thrilled to be starting the week by taking part in the cover reveal for an exciting debut out next Spring.


Liv has a lot of secrets. Late one night, in the aftermath of a party in the apartment she shares with two friends in Ålesund, she sees a python on a TV nature show and becomes obsessed with the idea of buying a snake as a pet. Soon Nero, a baby Burmese python, becomes the apartment’s fourth roommate. As Liv bonds with Nero, she is struck by a desire that surprises her with its intensity. Finally she is safe.

Thirteen years later, in the nearby town of Kristiansund, Mariam Lind goes on a shopping trip with her eleven-year-old daughter, Iben. Following an argument Mariam storms off, expecting her young daughter to make her own way home . . . but she never does. Detective Roe Olsvik, new to the Kristiansund police department, is assigned to the case of Iben’s disappearance. As he interrogates Mariam, he instantly suspects her – but there is much more to this case and these characters than their outer appearances would suggest.

A biting and constantly shifting tale of family secrets, rebirth and the legacy of trauma, Reptile Memoirs is a brilliant exploration of the cold-bloodedness of humanity.


Reptile Memoirs is translated into English by Alison McCullough and will be published on March 17th, 2022. You can pre-order the book here*



Silje O. Ulstein (b. 1985) has a master’s degree in literature communication, and has previously attended the Academy of Writing and the School of Crime Writing. In 2017, she published three short stories in her debut anthology Signals . Reptile Moors  is her first novel.


Thanks for reading Bibliophiles😊 Emma xxx

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